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Gavin Anderson

Edinburgh, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Health & Safety
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Health & Safety - Scotland (Bar)

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Gavin Anderson
Has an impressive portfolio of health and safety defence work. He is especially adept at proceedings arising out of serious injuries or fatalities in the workplace. Other recent mandates include deaths arising from gas explosions and equipment failures.
Strengths: "Exceptionally gifted. He has a great brain, is very charming and is a genuine specialist in health and safety." "He's very astute and technically minded."
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Practice Areas

Gavin Anderson specialises in white-collar crime and regulatory proceedings, appearing regularly in courts and tribunals throughout Scotland.

Health & Safety

Gavin Anderson frequently acts in complex health and safety prosecutions, often involving fatality. Previous cases have concerned unsafe plant and equipment, chemical exposure, falls from height, fire, gas explosion, patient safety in hospital and nursing homes, air rail and marine collisions and agricultural accidents.

Fatal Accident Inquiries and Public Inquiries

Mr Anderson appears at Fatal Accident Inquiries and Public Inquiries. Recent cases include Wallis Bennett FAI (2017 - death of pupil at school), Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (2019), Clutha FAI (2019 - Glasgow police helicopter crash), Sumburgh FAI (2020 - offshore helicopter crash) and Parkinson FAI (2020 - death of school pupil).

Regulatory Crime

Mr Anderson acts in prosecutions concerning death by driving and advises on financial, environmental, data protection and other corporate offences.

Media Law

Gavin Anderson advises on reporting restrictions, anonymity orders and contempt of court. He appeared for News Group Newspapers Limited in A v Procurator Fiscal, Dundee 2018 SLT 72.

Professional Discipline

Mr Anderson advises on professional regulation and sits as a legal adviser for the disciplinary scheme of a financial regulator.

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Gavin Anderson

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